‘SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE’
Spartan Cinema concludes its free summer outdoor screenings on Friday with the sci-fi adventure “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” at LeBauer Park at 208 N. Davie St. in downtown Greensboro. The movie starts at dusk, but arrive early for some fun activities. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. There are food kiosks onsite. For information, visit Spartan Cinema on Facebook.
JOHN COLTRANE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL
The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival returns Aug. 31-Sept. 1 for its ninth annual showcase of local, national and international jazz and blues artists. The John Coltrane Youth Jazz Workshop kicks off the festival Saturday. Michelle Coltrane, John Coltrane’s daughter, returns for her second year and is accompanied by the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra on Sunday. Jazz legend Benny Golson, multi-platinum artist Boney James, two-time Grammy Award-winner Lisa Fischer, trumpeter Jason Palmer and others will also perform. General admission tickets start at $25. For information, visit https://coltranejazzfest.com.
MUSIC FOR A SUNDAY EVENING IN THE PARK
The outdoor concert series Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park concludes another summer with jazz by Wally West Big Band at 6 p.m. today at Blandwood Mansion at 447 W. Washington St. in Greensboro. Admission is free. Bring a picnic and lawn chair. For information, visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/parks-recreation.
Singer-songwriter Casey Noel performs and hosts the sixth installment of the Spotlight Sessions showcasing the talents of Beau James, Seth Williams and Sam Foster at 4 p.m. today at The Crown at the Carolina Theater at 310 S. Greene St. in Greensboro. Tickets are $10 at https://carolinatheatre.com. To avoid an additional $3.50 fee, call the box office at 336-333-2605.
CITY SUNSET CONCERT SERIES
The City Sunsets outdoor concert series continues with the Atiba Rorie Project from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Center City Park at 200 N. Elm St. in Greensboro. The concert is free. For information, visit the Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc. page on Facebook.
SUNDAY JAZZ PICNIC CONCERT
Sunday Jazz Picnics outdoor concert series kicks off with the Knights of Soul at 2 p.m. Sept. 1 at Center City Park at 200 N. Elm St. in Greensboro. The concert is free. For information, visit the Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc. page on Facebook.
LIVE FOOD FESTIVAL
The Live Food Festival will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Center City Park at 200 N. Elm St. in downtown Greensboro. The event will have educational booths, guest speakers and cooking classes on a vegan lifestyle. There will also be yoga and meditation classes. Admission is free. For information, visit www.livefoodfestival.com.
PIEDMONT TRIAD WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL
The Piedmont Triad Water Lantern Festival will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Lake Reidsville at 630 Water Works Road in Reidsville. During the event, participants write special messages onto wood and paper lanterns that are lit and set adrift onto the lake. Lanterns will be retrieved after event. Adult tickets are $35 advance, $40 the day of the event. Tickets include a lantern kit. For information on youth tickets and to purchase tickets, visit www.waterlanternfestival.com/greensboro.php.